Being Found

Musing over TravelWithIntent‘s quote & post for a good part of the week:

“People don’t take trips… trips take people.” John Steinbeck Travels with Charley: In Search of America

and now contemplating NesFelicioPhotography’s post as I finish my morning tea:

“But it isn’t easy,’ said Pooh. ‘Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” from AA Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner

As a former compulsive Planner of Everything, taking each day & moment as it comes has been an interesting and rather enlightening journey. Events of summer 2017 literally rendered me helpless; relearning life-living has been transformational.

The idea of allowing life to happen was quite foreign and frightening to me as a young adult.. The thought of waiting instead of doing was frankly unthinkable. And yet, this is what I look forward to each day now: to be found by a word, an image, a touch, a feeling, a sunrise, a song.

What are your feelings & thoughts about waiting?

Taken by Loving Husband in Ipoh, Jan 2020, as we explored the Kinta River on one of our morning runs. This sight of this tree at a street junction left us breathless.

12 Replies to “Being Found”

  1. It is a glorious tree. One if the things I admired about Singapore was the attention to trees and maintenance of the tree canopy..
    While im not a rabid planner (when I travel i call myself a panster rather than a planner) I am most happy when I don’t wait for something to happen. That ‘something’ or goal , has changed over the years. It used to be academic/career/financial/ related and now it’s more relationship/health/skill related. Planning for me, does not equate to constant activity. Its about goals and sometimes the goal involves doing nothing.. 😉


  2. Before I got to the post, I was staring at the tree on top in awe. Then I scrolled down and was like, “Oooh there’s more about it!” Yes, I agree about it being breathtaking. Is it really one tree, or two?


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